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Atlas of the Irish Revolution Resources for Secondary Schools


The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies, University College Cork is delighted to offer teachers exclusive access to the Atlas of the Irish Revolution Resources for Schools. Developed in UCC School of History by an experienced teacher and historian, the 8 Teaching Units cover a range of themes and topics from the 1845-1923 period, adaptable to the needs of Junior Cycle, Transition Year and Senior Cycle students. 

Each Teaching Unit includes a Document Pack containing a selection of original maps created for the Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Complemented by a selection of rare documents and images from the National Library of Ireland and the Irish Examiner archive, these highly visual maps offer students of all levels and abilities access to the landscapes of the revolutionary past.

The accompanying lesson plans and student worksheets will guide teachers in the practical use of this original material in the classroom in order to consolidate learning, reinforce key skills and ignite in their students a passion for exploring and learning about the past.


The Atlas provides new insights into the revolutionary period [and] the maps are an excellent resource for both junior and senior classes.

Dr John Conneally, History teacher, Christian Brothers College, Cork

The Atlas has the potential to be used as part of schools' numeracy strategies and also lends itself to cross-curricular teaching, e.g Geography and History, or Geography and Maths.

Paul Twomey, author and history teacher, Regina Mundi College, Cork.

The students loved using the maps to find their own localities and see what was happening in their areas.

Sandra Browne, TY Coordinator, North Presentation Secondary School, Cork

The maps will help visual learners such as myself to engage with large amounts of information easier than from long pages of text in books.

Alison Hegarty, Fourth Year Student, St Angela's College, Cork.

The senior cycle students found [the maps] ... very good for their revision. They could see how Irish history has evolved over the period 1912-1922.

Anne O'Dea, History and Maths teacher, Ursuline Covent, Blackrock, Cork.

These highly original maps provide new and exciting ways for a younger generation to engage with Ireland's revolutionary past.

Dr John Crowley, UCC, Editor of the Atlas of the Irish Revolution

The Irish Revolution Project

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